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    Essential Endings 201

    This course brings you ten absolutely essental endgame positions you must know!   Some are basic and some of much more difficult. You will score more points as many of these situations do crop up in actual play.

    Endgames are often the most understudied aspect of chess!  Don't make that mistake!

    You will learn the little details and nuances that go a long way into gathering the maximum result from assorted key ending positions.

    Half points become wins and losses become draws.

    • 1Rook and Bishop versus Rook...
    • 6.5K and P versus K...
    • 2Bishop Dominates Knight...
    • 7.5Rook and b-pawn versus Rook...
    • 32 Bishops versus Knight...
    • 8.5Bishop and 2 connected pawns v...
    • 4Queen Versus Rook...
    • 9.5Queen versus Rook and Pawn...
    • 5Defeating Passive Defense in R...
    • 10.5Bonus Lesson...
    • 6Rook versus Bishop, each side ...
  • Author
    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.